England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 2

England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 2

Here’s Part 2 of the Harry Potter Studio tour – some of the outdoor stuff! It was here that we took some of my favorite pictures, so I’m just gonna lead with those. They had the covered bridge from the movies – obviously it wasn’t high up in the air, but right on the ground. It’s really ornate though, and … Continue Reading →


England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 1

England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 1

We spent the afternoon of our fourth day hitting the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which was super exciting. I had no idea what to expect, and we had a baby in tow. But as it turns out, minus one short video at the start of the tour, the whole thing is very kid and baby friendly (and the movie they … Continue Reading →


2018 Costume Year in Review

Well, I set myself a very short list for 2018 and I accomplished none of it. I’m not sure I’m so much in a slump anymore as much as just not having time. Working full-time and having a baby is time-consuming (I mean, I don’t even have naps to use for sewing since I’m at work). If I made it … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 5 – Outtakes by In the Long Run Designs

Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 5 – Outtakes by In the Long Run Designs

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are a few misc photos shot my Mike from In the Long Run Designs. They are sort of fun because they show some of the behind-the-scenes! Yeah, I’m on my phone. In my defense my husband and baby were at the Natural History … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 4 – Mike & Gloria

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. Last but certainly not least, are the photos taken by Mike from In the Long Run Designs. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 3 – Dan

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Dan Arango Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! You can skip this section if you saw my other posts. :-) The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 2 – Justin

So, as I posted recently, we did a summer shoot at the Portrait Gallery in August. These are the photos taken by Justin Schneider of Rich and Strange Photography. I’ll also repost some of what I had said about my costume! The short version: I decided to wear my Titanic Jump dress. I recently had to do repairs on this … Continue Reading →


Summer Shoot at the Portrait Gallery, part 1

This past August, Gloria & Mike of In the Long Run Designs, organized a costumed photoshoot at the Portrait Gallery in DC. (https://inthelongrun.wordpress.com/) I wasn’t entirely sure what to wear partially because I’m not actively sewing much now and we’d been super busy. I wanted to do something historical because of the venue – and then I started thinking about … Continue Reading →


Georgian Picnic

Gloria and I tried to host a Georgian picnic at the start of June – “tried to” because the weather did not cooperate with us. We had planned to have it on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion in Laurel – and ended up having to move it indoors because of the forecast. This led to a mini-panic since we’d anticipated … Continue Reading →


Victoria Day Party

Caroline held a Victoria Day party in May at her lovely Capitol Hill house. I was a bit late to it and as always I haven’t had sewing time and my Victorian wardrobe is not as deep as my 18th century one is. But I threw on my plaid 1840s and a tiara. I didn’t have time for fancy hair … Continue Reading →


Fort Fred 2018

We actually made it to Fort Fred this year and it was neither too hot (last year) nor too cold. Nor was I pregnant! So I wore a costume – an older one, that I hadn’t worn in ages – and I don’t think my stays were quite tight enough so I had gapping issues, but, well, I got dressed … Continue Reading →


Star Wars Costumes at AwesomeCon

They had a nice display of Star Wars costumes from The Last Jedi at AwesomeCon. Here you go! I took a ton of Rey, trying to catch seams and such. Also: We took this one for Jen! Luke: